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Johnny Noble

John Avery Noble (September 17, 1892, Honolulu, Hawaii – January 13, 1944, Honolulu), better known as Johnny Noble, was an American musician, composer and arranger. He was one of the key figures behind the development of the hapa haole style of music in Honolulu, and played a leading role in introducing Hawaiian music to the United States.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 17th, 1892 (Honolulu), Died January 13th, 1944 (Honolulu)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, leader, songwriter, lyricist, arranger, steel guitar

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 204 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-77672 10-in. 9/14/1933 My little grass shack Tony Harrison ; Noelani Hawaiian Orchestra Vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) songwriter  
Victor PBS-79089 10-in. 2/23/1934 Tomi tomi Sol K. Bright’s Hollywaiians Male vocal solo, with vocal trio and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) arranger  
Victor PBS-79241 10-in. 6/7/1934 Across the sea Charles Amalu Troupe Vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) songwriter  
Victor PBS-79247 10-in. 6/8/1934 Kamaaina Sol K. Bright’s Hollywaiians Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal trio (Hawaiian) songwriter  
Victor PBS-79271 10-in. 6/25/1934 I've found a little grass skirt (For my little grass shack) Sol K. Bright’s Hollywaiians Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal trio (Hawaiian) songwriter  
Victor PBS-79272 10-in. 6/25/1934 It's just an old Hawaiian custom Sol K. Bright’s Hollywaiians Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor PBS-79287 10-in. 7/22/1934 Hui e Sol K. Bright’s Hollywaiians Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal trio (Hawaiian) arranger  
Victor BS-81063 10-in. 1/16/1934 My little grass shack in Kealakekua, Hawaii Paul Whiteman Orchestra ; Vocordians Jazz/dance band, with vocal ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-81318 10-in. 1/26/1934 My little grass shack in Kealakekua, Hawaii Peerless Trio Male vocal trio, with guitar (Hawaiian) songwriter  
Victor BS-81629 10-in. 2/8/1934 My little grass shack in Kealakekua, Hawaii Biltmore Trio ; Eddie Bush Vocal and instrumental trio (Hawaiian) songwriter  
Victor BVE-89036 10-in. 3/18/1935 For you a lei Hawaiian Serenaders ; Joseph Kamakau Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor BVE-89051 10-in. 3/23/1935 Kalakaua Bina Mossman Glee Club Female vocal chorus (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor BVE-89122 10-in. 4/7/1935 Across the sea John Almeida Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) arranger  
Victor BVE-89134 10-in. 4/11/1935 Flower lei Don R. George Pipe organ solo (Hawaiian) songwriter  
Victor PBS-97414 10-in. 4/25/1936 Aloha means I love you Keaumoku Louis Hawaiian Orchestra Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor PB-12 10-in. 6/11/1924 Hula blues Keaumoku A. Louis Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor PBVE-145 10-in. 9/7/1925 Aloha means I love you Keaumoku A. Louis Male vocal solo, with guitar, steel guitar, and ukulele (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor PBVE-146 10-in. 9/7/1925 Don't play 'Aloha oe' when I go Keaumoku A. Louis Male vocal solo, with guitar, steel guitar, and ukulele (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor PBVE-295 10-in. 4/27/1927 Hula blues Kane's Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor PBVE-325 10-in. 5/17/1927 Penei no Keaumoku A. Louis Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet (Hawaiian) songwriter  
Victor BS-014455 10-in. 12/31/1937 My lei of leis Honoluans ; Daivd Kaonohi Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor BS-014456 10-in. 12/31/1937 What are the wild waves saying Honoluans ; Daivd Kaonohi Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor BS-014458 10-in. 12/31/1937 In a canoe Honoluans ; Daivd Kaonohi Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor PBS-016113 10-in. 9/8/1938 At Waikiki Al Kealoha Perry ; Singing Surfriders Vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) songwriter  
Victor PBS-019338 10-in. 6/21/1938 Song of old Hawaii Al Kealoha Perry ; Singing Surfriders Vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) songwriter  
(Results 26-50 of 204 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Noble, Johnny," accessed March 8, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109361.

Noble, Johnny. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 8, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109361.

"Noble, Johnny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 8 March 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109361

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